Attorney General Martha Coakley hosts regional workshops annually on the Open Meeting Law.  These workshops provide an update on and guidance about compliance with the Open Meeting Law

The educational forums are being offered free of charge. All members of public bodies, municipal employees, and members of the general public are encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in attending an educational forum are asked to register in advance by calling 617-963-2925 or by emailing OMLTraining@state.ma.us, and providing: 1) their first and last names; 2) town of residence; 3) the public body/organization they represent, if appropriate; and 4) the location of the educational forum they will attend.

There are currently three (3) webinars and three (3) joint Open Government/State Ethics Commission trainings scheduled for this Fall. This page will be updated with information regarding future trainings once that information is available.

Joint Training with the State Ethics Commission

The Division of Open Government and the State Ethics Commission will offer three joint training events this fall.  These free two hour seminars will cover the basics of both the Open Meeting Law and the Conflict of Interest Law. 

Webinars (all webinars are on from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 21
  • Tuesday, November 18

Please email OMLTraining@state.ma.us to receive additional information about the webinars.